Prelims and Part IA

‘Tis the season – starting a PhD

It’s October, and the internet is full of tips for people embarking on their PhDs. I’ve seen some excellent advice over the last few days, and I wanted to gather some of this wisdom here. Everyone’s PhD experiences and circumstances are different, but hearing from those who have been through the same process before is…

HITACHI

The EU, Erasmus and me

This week has been very difficult and sad for many of us. Even writing that feels like a ridiculous understatement, but I don’t know what else to say. Those of us working and studying at UK universities are worried (among many many other worries) about our colleagues and our students from outside the UK, and…

Linguistics Cartoons to Bring You Luck on Friday 13th

My very clever colleague Matt is having his viva today (good luck Matt!), and he posted this Indo-European cartoon to illustrate the occasion. (Killing a dragon is of course the linguists’ version of the famous viva “snake fight”, just FYI.) You can see more of Christina Skelton’s great cartoons on Linear B and Indo-European over…